Commonwealth government support
Student Start-Up Loan
If you are a full-time student undertaking an approved course delivered by an approved higher education provider and are receiving Youth Allowance, Austudy or ABSTUDY Living Allowance, you might be eligible for the Student Start-Up Loan.
The Student Start-up Loan is a tax-free, voluntary loan available to eligible full-time students. It is not paid automatically, you have to apply for it. You have to repay the loan through the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) when your income exceeds the minimum repayment threshold, as you would with Higher Education Loan Programme (HELP) debts. In 2018, the Student Start-up Loan was worth $1,055 for each 6 months of eligible study.
Further information about the Student Start-Up Loan is available from the Department of Human Services.
The Relocation Scholarship will be paid to eligible dependent Youth Allowance and ABSTUDY Living Allowance Centrelink customers to help with the costs of living away from home to study. To qualify for this payment, you must be studying full-time in an approved scholarship course, and be in receipt of Youth Allowance or ABSTUDY Living Allowance as a full-time student, and be a dependent person who has to live away from home to study, or be assessed as independent under specific scholarship independence criteria. In 2017, the amount of the Relocation Scholarship varied depending on where you live and the year of study being undertaken.
For further information about the Relocation Scholarship visit Department of Human Services website.
Commonwealth Scholarships Program for South Australia
The Relocation Scholarship is a once a year payment for eligible ABSTUDY, Youth Allowance or Energy Supplement Centrelink customers to help with the costs of living away from home to study.
The payment rate of the Relocation Scholarship depends on your circumstances.
For further information about the Relocation Scholarship is available from the Department of Human Services.
Institution scholarships and grants
Many of SATAC's participating institutions provide a range of scholarships and grants to assist students financially. Further information is available from their respective websites.
TAFE SA provides a range of scholarships and grants to eligible students to help with the costs of study.
Charles Darwin University
Charles Darwin University has a number of scholarships available each year for undergraduate, postgraduate, international and Indigenous students, supported and donated by community organisations, businesses, government and individual sponsors.
Flinders University offers a wide range of scholarships to new and continuing undergraduate and postgraduate students. Scholarships are generally awarded on the basis of academic merit or demonstrated financial need.
The University of Adelaide
The University of Adelaide provides a range of scholarships for students from a wide range of backgrounds. Scholarships are also available to assist undergraduate students who are in financial need, including rural and Indigenous students. A number of privately sponsored scholarships are also available to both commencing and continuing undergraduate and postgraduate students.
University of South Australia
The University of South Australia provides a range of scholarships to high achieving students as well as students in financial need. Scholarships relevant to each of the University’s academic Divisions are also available to undergraduate and postgraduate coursework students.
CQUniversity has a number of scholarships available to support students throughout their education and training. Scholarships exist to provide equity and financial support and assistance for our Indigenous students. CQUniversity also has a large number of scholarships offered by community and industry partners.
Torrens University Australia
Each year Torrens University Australia awards some of Australia’s most talented students a full tuition undergraduate scholarship to help them reach their career goals. Undergraduate scholarships are offered for February 2019 intake and include competitive full tuition scholarships, equity scholarships, Indigenous Access scholarships and the Vice-Chancellor Scholarship for Outstanding Students.